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attacked for supporting Palestinian rights

Niki Ashton attaquée pour son soutien aux droits des Palestiniens

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Yesterday, B’nai Brith viciously attacked NDP Leadership candidate Niki Ashton for speaking at a rally for Palestinian human rights in Montreal this past weekend.

Niki Ashton has stood up for Palestinian human rights; now it’s our turn to stand up for her.

To Ms. Niki Ashton:

WHEREAS you have openly supported Palestinian human rights throughout your career,

WHEREAS you have been a long-time champion for social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the world,

WHEREAS B’nai Brith and others have sought to attack and discredit you for your courageous stances,

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to continue your courageous work, and to find renewed strength to continue your fight for justice in Canada and abroad:

Hier, B’nai Brith a vicieusement attaqué la candidate à la direction du NPD, Niki Ashton, pour avoir pris la parole lors d’un rassemblement pour les droits des Palestiniens à Montréal la fin de semaine dernière

Niki Ashton a défendu les droits des Palestiniens, maintenant c’est à notre tour de la défendre.

À Mme Niki Ashton :

CONSIDÉRANT QUE vous avez ouvertement défendu les droits des Palestiniens durant votre carrière,

CONSIDÉRANT QUE vous avez longtemps soutenu la justice sociale, économique et environnementale à travers le monde

CONSIDÉRANT QUE B’nai Brith et d’autres ont essayé de vous attaquer et de vous discréditer pour vos prises de position courageuses,

PAR CONSÉQUENT, nous, les soussignés vous demandons donc de poursuivre votre travail courageux, et de renouveler vos forces pour continuer votre combat pour la justice au Canada et à l’étranger:

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Below is Ms. Ashton's Facebook post on Palestinian human rights /
Vous trouverez ci-dessous la publication Facebook de Mme Ashton sur les droits des Palestiniens.

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  • Michael Keefer
    signed 2017-05-23 21:57:49 -0400
  • Mohammed Siddiquo
    signed 2017-05-23 21:54:35 -0400
    Thanks for standing up for justice and peace.
  • John Talbot
    signed 2017-05-23 21:22:41 -0400
    Palestinians are brutalized on a daily basis by Israel. It will be 50 years this coming June that Israel has illegally occupied the Palestinian State. Remove the charity designation of the B’nai Brith if they use terrorism on Canada soil to quiet a brave, honest and truthful voice of an NDP democratically elected Member of the Canadian Parliament. Shame on B’nai Brith Canada for being thugs solely to justify their over paid charity jobs.
  • Maha Mankal
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-23 21:05:15 -0400
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  • Ismail Al Buheissi
    signed 2017-05-23 21:00:25 -0400
    Thanks for supporting justice
  • John Williams
    signed 2017-05-23 19:36:27 -0400
  • Linda Jansen
    signed 2017-05-23 19:35:41 -0400
  • Christina Duvander
    signed 2017-05-23 19:33:14 -0400
  • Michael Levin
    signed 2017-05-23 19:32:15 -0400
  • Anne Dagenais Guertin
    signed 2017-05-23 17:40:57 -0400
  • Rick Telfer
    signed 2017-05-23 17:27:02 -0400
  • amanda cleaver
    signed via 2017-05-23 16:57:36 -0400
    amanda cleaver
  • Kim Koyama
    signed via 2017-05-23 16:48:38 -0400
    Kim Koyama
  • Hala Deek
    signed 2017-05-23 15:49:37 -0400
  • Rustom Al-Ghoul
    signed 2017-05-23 15:34:23 -0400
  • Deb O'Rourke
    signed via 2017-05-23 15:16:49 -0400
    Thank you, Nikki Ashton. Everyone matters, and everyone’s home matters. No one’s human rights can be sacrificed.
  • Ellen Kruger
    signed via 2017-05-23 15:12:57 -0400
  • Anne Thompson
    signed 2017-05-23 14:29:02 -0400
    To Whom it may concern,


    Dwight D Eisenhower stated, quote, ‘It is possible, even probable that hopelessness among a people can be a far more potent cause of war than greed. War – in such case – is a symptom: not the disease.’


    We mere humans have the capacity to understand the wrongness of the deep harm inflicted upon the civilian population in Gaza by their neighbour the Israeli government. To highlight divergence from the minimum acceptable standard of behaviour and intent, one has only to juxtapose the decisions and the actions of the Israeli government with these words of Hillel, quote, ‘What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary’ end quote [Talmud, Shabbat 31a].


    The capacity for shame of the Israeli government is mirrored in images – made known despite mendacious (untruthful) propaganda – of the unrestrained irresponsible use of force that law, also, does prohibit. Not since 1940’s Warsaw has an institution systematically walled-in and, seemingly on a whim, cut off power, water, fuel, medical supplies, and consumables to the populace. And it’s surrounded by tanks!


    Collective punishment is a war crime. Does it really further their cause when the women and children suffer?


    Let the international community not be that coward – or that bully – who names it ‘peace’ what is miserable occupation. An end to the beginning of war is more assured with an adherence to and a demonstrated respect for the 1967 boundary as recognised by the United Nations.

    Anne Thompson
  • Lynn Maxted
    signed 2017-05-23 14:25:45 -0400
  • Dwight Gordon
    signed 2017-05-23 14:10:53 -0400
  • Mohamed Jagani
    signed 2017-05-23 14:01:36 -0400
    Don’t be deterred by lobby groups – just stand up for the truth!
  • Tom Mitchell
    signed via 2017-05-23 13:58:07 -0400
    Tired of the knee jerk reactions to those who show concern for the rights of Palinestinians. It’s just a way of prolonging the conflict that some people don’t want to end.
  • Muhammad Ali Khalidi
    signed 2017-05-23 13:47:43 -0400
  • Tim Kennelly
    signed 2017-05-23 13:10:13 -0400
  • Terry Engler
    signed 2017-05-23 12:56:43 -0400
  • Hakim B
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-23 11:35:54 -0400
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  • Hakim Belkalifa
    signed 2017-05-23 11:34:58 -0400
    keep up the good work!!!
  • Lafrenière Dan
    signed 2017-05-23 11:01:48 -0400
    Standing up for human rights is an admirable trait; any attempt to bully Niki Ashton by B’nai Brith or any other organization is contempable!
  • Alvin Jantzi
    signed 2017-05-23 10:44:43 -0400
    Thanks for standing up for Palestinians who for 3 generations have daily experienced a violation of their human rights, have witnessed their land being expropriated, have been confined from external nautical contact and seen international law ignored.
  • LeeAnn McKenna
    signed via 2017-05-23 10:32:00 -0400
    So glad, finally, to see a potential leader of the party getting past our dangerous and illegal support for Israeli exceptionalism. Go, Niki!